Neer Dosa (Soft Rice Crepes) / Neer dosai / How to make neer dosa recipe


Neer dosa, literally meaning water dosa in both Tulu and Malayalam, and also known as Ari Dosa in Malayalam, is a crêpe prepared from rice batter. Neer dosa is a delicacy from Tulu Nadu and Malabar regions, and part of Udupi – Mangalorean and Malabar cuisines. Unlike other dosa, the batter is watery and gets its name from it – ‘neer’ meaning water. It is a healthy alternative to other variants of dosa as it is gluten-free and doesn’t require oil while preparing it. It is perfect for a light, healthy breakfast and can be stuffed inside your kids’ Tiffin box. These super soft and tasty dosas are made with a simple ingredient – rice, water and salt, the perfect menu item for your weekend brunch. I make them often because they are easy to prepare and don’t require any fermentation. No need to cook the dosa on both the sides. We need to cook dosa in low flame in a closed tawa that helps to cook the dosa both on top and bottom. These lacy dosa pair well with coconut chutney, peanut chutney or any other chutney too.

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Neer Dosa (Soft Rice Crepes) / Neer dosai / How to make neer dosa recipe

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 3 min Total Time 13 mins
Servings: 4


To prepare white Neer Dosa

To Prepare Tomato Neer Dosa

How to make neer dosa recipe

  1. Soak Rice for 30mins.

  2. Drain water completely and transfer to mixie jar.

  3. To this rice add rock salt, grated coconut.

  4. Grind rice to a very fine paste.

  5. Add water to adequate consistency. White neer dosa batter is now ready.

  6. For tomato neer dosa, in a blender add red chilies, garlic, onions, tomatoes, cumin seeds, rock salt, grated coconut.

  7. First roughly grind them without adding water.

  8. Then add soaked rice grind them in to fine batter with water.

  9. Add enough water to make correct consistency.

  10. Heat the tawa, take ladle full batter, pour it in circular motion starting from edge towards Centre.

  11. Sprinkle little oil, cooks covered the lid for 2-3mins.

  12. Remove the lid and fold it in a triangle shape for serving.


  13. Now tasty Neer Dosa is ready to serve



  • If the batter becomes too thin or thick then the neer dose will crack or break. The batter thickens gradually as it gets up used in preparing the first several dosas. So, you need to add a splash of water to thin it a bit.
  • Before making each neer dose, stir the batter very well with the ladle as it tends to settle over time.
  • Use tawa or skillet should be well-seasoned cast iron one. You could also use non-stick pan.
  • Spread the oil all over with a spoon, a small piece of cotton kitchen towel or a halved onion.
  • Do not spread the batter with the back of the ladle like we do for regular dosa.
  • We make neer dose with either of the Indian varieties of rice like Sona masuri, Kolam, ponni rice. Basmati rice will also work.
  • add 2-3 tbsp. thin beaten rice or poha while preparing the batter which makes it crisp.
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